Cali 10 | A Korbel Brut Rosé California Champagne Cocktail

By Sophie Gayot

Korbel California Champagne came to life based on the American dream of three Czechoslovakian brothers. They arrived in 1850 and moved west, attracted by the Gold Rush. But it was too late for that. So, the trio went into various businesses in Sonoma County and San Francisco. One thing led to another, and with much tenacity, they started the Korbel winery in 1882.

The European winemaker at the time was familiar with la méthode champenoise. Korbel California Champagne was born. In 1954, the winery was sold to third-generation winemaker Adolf Heck. Heck perfected the wine with a unique yeast culture into the secondary fermentation process. Korbel California Champagne is effervescence in a bottle at cheaper prices than Champagne.

I got to stand with bartender influencer Saeed “Hawk” House, who has created a cocktail around the Korbel Brut Rosé called “Cali 10.

Watch the exclusive video below for the step-by-step recipe.

INGREDIENTS:
– 1 oz. Korbel Brandy
– ¾ oz. cherry syrup
– ¾ oz. lemon juice
– 1 oz. Biscotti liqueur
– crushed ice cubes
– Korbel Brut Rosé

METHOD:
• In a shaker, pour the Korbel Brandy, cherry syrup, lemon juice and the biscotti liqueur.
• Add the ice.
• Shake.
• Double strain, serving in a coupe.
• Garnish with a dark chocolate covered dry apricot.

> For more information, visit Korbel California Champagne official website.